Grenada Landmarks

Two islands worth of attractions means your Grenada vacation will never be dull

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The history of Grenada is spicy – literally. One of the island's major exports is nutmeg, and many of the landmarks available for guests to visit are spice processing plants. Visitors will also find rum distilleries, historic forts, and a hand full of museums to visit

Museums

In case you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time on Grenada. You can click on the museum names to learn detailed information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. Located in the second oldest cotton ginnery in the world, The Carriacou Museum is located on Paterson Street on the small island of Carriacou. This museum is privately financed, surviving mainly on public donations, and the Carriacou Historical Society ensures that each exhibit is historically accurate.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Grenada Sugar Factory: Explore the production of sugar on Grenada and learn how this cash crop proved critical in the growth and development of the island. Located in a fully functioning sugar factory, the Sugar Factory Museum is a great experience for anyone interested in Grenadian history.

The chart directly below enables you to get some details concerning some available museums on Grenada.

Museums On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George Grenada
Grenada Sugar Factory (473) 444-5363 The vicinity of St. George's Grenada
The Carriacou Museum (473) 443-8288 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou

Historical Sites

Fort Frederick

If you like to learn about the history of a foreign place, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions while vacationing on Grenada.

Ningo Well is a historical site just on the edge of Grenada. There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Carriacou Ruins. It is Carriacou, in northern Grenada. The island of Curriacou was once full of remote estates, and scattered mills. However, as economic conditions changed, the estates were abandoned and now are in ruins.

Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

View the table just below to learn more about sites of historical interest on the island.

Historic Sites On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Amerindian Well -- Carriacou Carriacou
Carib's Leap -- 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sauteurs Grenada
Carriacou Ruins -- 2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough Carriacou
Dover Ruins -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Windward Carriacou
Duquense Bay Petroglyphs -- 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Crayfish Grenada
Fort Frederick -- 1.0 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort George -- Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort Matthew -- 1.3 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Gun Point -- 1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Ningo Well -- 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough -- 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou
River Antoine Rum Distillery (473) 442-7109 1.3 mi. East of Central Belmont Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery (473) 443-5477 1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Petit Etang Grenada

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may discover some other interesting places to visit on the island.

A common landmark for vacationers is Campus War Memorial. It is True Blue Bay, in southwestern Grenada. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.

Some of the other types of landmarks on the island can be seen below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Grenada
Name Type Location
Campus War Memorial Monument 0.3 mi. South West of Central True Blue Bay
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Mt. Gay

Needless to say, you can find a nice selection of types of attractions. To reach our complete page about other attractions, click here.

Vacationers hoping to learn a little something about Grenada have plenty of options to explore, from rum distilleries and spice processing facilities to historic forts and ruins. Whether you want to spend a day perusing an outdoor market or learning island history at a museum, Grenada has enough landmarks to keep your days filled to the brim.

 

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